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Bursitis: Introduction

Bursitis: This condition involves inflammation of the bursae, small, fluid-filled sacs that help reduce friction between bones and other moving structures in the ... more about Bursitis.

Bursitis: Inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bursitis is available below.

Symptoms of Bursitis

Treatments for Bursitis

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Bursitis:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Bursitis?

Bursitis: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Bursitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Bursitis may include:

Types of Bursitis

  • Bunions
  • Housemaid's knee - caused by kneeling.
  • Student's elbow
  • Coachman's bottom
  • Knee bursitis
  • more types...»

Causes of Bursitis

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Disease Topics Related To Bursitis

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Bursitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bursitis

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Bursitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Latest Treatments for Bursitis

Bursitis: Animations

Prognosis for Bursitis

Research about Bursitis

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Clinical Trials for Bursitis

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Statistics for Bursitis

Bursitis: Broader Related Topics

Bursitis Message Boards

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Article Excerpts about Bursitis

This condition involves inflammation of the bursae, small, fluid-filled sacs that help reduce friction between bones and other moving structures in the joints. The inflammation may result from arthritis in the joint or injury or infection of the bursae. Bursitis produces pain and tenderness and may limit the movement of nearby joints. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Definitions of Bursitis:

Inflammation of a bursa, occasionally accompanied by a calcific deposit in the underlying supraspinatus tendon. The most common site is the subdeltoid bursa. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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